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Looking back at twenty years in the WiX Toolset

Friday, April 5, 2024 by Rob Mensching

Twenty years ago today, the WiX Toolset was released as Open Source. Twenty years is a long time in the software industry. So, while many people like to focus on the Open Source part of the WiX story, I want to take a moment and reflect on what enables the WiX Toolset to thrive after all these years.

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WiX v5.0.0 has been released

Friday, April 5, 2024 by Bob Arnson

As anybody following this blog knows, today, 5-April-2024, is an exciting day! Obviously, it's the -39th anniversary of Star Trek First Contact Day, when humans and Vulcans first meet. I'm not saying I dressed up, but...oh, right, it's also the +20th anniversary of the first open-source release of the WiX Toolset and, not coincidentally, the release date of the sparklingly-new WiX v5.

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WiX Online Meeting 280 Highlights

Tuesday, April 2, 2024 by Bob Arnson

Today's meeting happens only a week after our last one, a jarring change from our usual fortnightly schedule. It was for the good reason that we wanted a final checkpoint before our release of WiX v5 on Friday. Did we need that checkpoint? Were awful, recall-class bugs reported in the last few days? Are we shamefully slipping our schedule? Read on to find out! (But no, no, and no.)

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HeatWave and HeatWave Build Tools with support for WiX v5 released

Friday, March 29, 2024 by Bob Arnson

As we approach WiX v5's release -- still scheduled for next Friday, 5-April-2024, the 20th anniversary of WiX's first open-source release way back in the olden times of 2004 -- it's time to ship some updates of FireGiant's leading WiX tools: HeatWave and HeatWave Build Tools.

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WiX Online Meeting 279 Highlights

Tuesday, March 26, 2024 by Bob Arnson

After a weekend recovering from another heroic effort to keep WiX users safe, we're back to discuss what's in those releases and what's coming up in our next release, less than two weeks away. Join us for an earlier-than-fortnightly meeting next Tuesday, 2-April, for a final checkin before the scheduled release of WiX v5 on Friday, 5-April. And in the meantime, read on to see what we've been up to.

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WiX security releases available (redux)

Friday, March 22, 2024 by Bob Arnson

Usually, announcing a new release of WiX is a happy occasion, with celebrations involving cake and adult beverages. Today, not so much. We are...well, not happy, exactly, perhaps merely resigned...to announce security releases of WiX to address two security vulnerabilities, one in a WiX custom action and one in the Burn bootstrapper engine. FireGiant has fixed the vulnerabilities in new releases of WiX v3, v4, and v5. Read on for details about the vulnerabilities and how to get the latest fixes.

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